Welcome to a mesmerizing trip across the beautiful and flamboyant Ladakh region, where you will be part of an opulent panorama that acquaints you with cultural, historical and architectural hereditary magnificence. A vibrant destination tour, this trip across the heartland is full of splendor and royalty in every step that you take. Endowed with craggy cliff top monasteries, old palaces and serene lakes, this country assembles many paradoxes as can be seen through its heritage and cultural metaphors. On this tour our traveling days will lead you on the back roads through villages, hamlets and abandoned fortresses where the traditional aura and the rhythm of the country changes from one region to another. From the comforts of our hotels we will move onto a world of enervating beauty, challenging adventure, Invigorating culture, most diverse and colorful wildlife, and a land where contradictions flourish – from rigid codes of chivalry to fabulous tales of unbridled passion, from labyrinthine bazaars, and exotic Himalayan views to superb wildlife viewing. Feel the excitement of overland adventure that moves across High Mountain passes, small hamlets, high altitude lakes and green oasis thriving in the desert plateau. The journey unveils a region inhabited by peaceful Buddhist monks, with cliff side monasteries and dramatic mountain scenery. All in all The Trans Himalayan tracts really will attract the explorer within you, for here the magical regions resonate an ambience of peacefulness, serenity, nature and spirituality.
Arrive at Leh airport by morning flight from Delhi. This flight is one of the most sensational flights in the world. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You would take a little time to settle in and acclimatize since you have gone from a relatively low elevation in New Delhi to over 11,000 feet! During the afternoon, you can walk through the old town, beneath the Leh Palace, to allow you to get oriented to this fascinating city. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast full day sightseeing to the massive Tibetan Buddhist Gompas of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. A few kilometers up the Indus is Shey, the ancient capital, with its palaces, temples, and vibrantly colored murals, cleaned and restored in the mid 1980’s. Later we drive to visit the fortress styled monastery of Thiksey. Afterwards, we drive to visit the Hemis monastery. This monastery is known to be the most famous and rich Buddhist temple in the entire region. The Murals and frescoes here date back to 17th century. After we explore the sacred monastery, we drive back to our hotel in Leh. In the evening, we will spend some time roaming around the markets. Overnight at your hotel.
Today we drive on the Indus river route to visit the lovely oasis of Alchi situated in the outer Zanskar region. As we drive past colorful villages and hill side monasteries the journey will get more interesting. We cross the bridge and arrive at Alchi a bit early in the afternoon. We spend the time exploring the small village. One of the interesting aspects of this village is its monastery. Mainly known for its wall paintings of the 11th century, the monastery was built by the great translator “Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo”. The wall paintings in Alchi Monastery are some of the oldest surviving paintings in Ladkah and reflect artistic and spiritual details of both Buddhism and Hindu kings of that time in Kashmir. Later as we wrap up our Alchi visit, we drive back to our hotel in Alchi. Dinner and overnight at hotel / resort.
After breakfast in the morning, we drive back to Leh and en-route visit the Lamayuru monastery. The Indian scholar Mahasiddhacarya Naropa founded Lamayuru monastery in the 11th century (allegedly on the site of a dried-up lake) after spending many years meditating, Lamayuru is the one of the largest and also one of the oldest gompa in Ladakh with a population of around 150 permament monks resident. After we explore this beautiful monastery we will head back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
After early breakfast drive for a visit of Pangong Lake via Chang La pass. The drive takes you through spectacular, amazing scenery, with breathtaking views of the snow covered Himalayas. The Lake is the highest (4267M) salt-water lake in the world, situated along the India / China border. It is about 130 Km long and 5-6 Km wide. The Chang – chenmo range surrounding it from the north provide a spectacular backdrop to the blue and green expanse of its brackish water. Later drive back to Leh. Overnight Hotel.
After breakfast drive back to the airport for your flight to any onward destination.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON BASIS
[Cost Valid From 01 May’17 To 30 Sep’17]
|PACKAGE CATEGORY||2 PAX||4 PAX||6 PAX||EXTRA PERSON WITH BED||EXTRA CHILD WITHOUT BED(05 TO 12)||TOTAL NIGHTS IN HOTEL||TOTAL NIGHTS IN CAMP|
|STANDARD||31299||21799||18699||10499||5899||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|DELUXE WITH (NATURE RESIDENCY)||32499||22899||19699||11599||8699||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|DELUXE – 2||36599||27099||23899||14299||9799||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|SUPER DLX||43199||33699||30499||17999||11999||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|LUXURY – 1||52599||43099||39899||27099||13899||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|LUXURY – 2||61699||52199||48999||34199||17999||05 ONLY||2 ONLY|
|SECTOR||STANDARD||DELUXE – 1 (NATURE RESIDENCY)||DELUXE – 2||SUPER DLX||LUXURY- 1||LUXURY – 2|
|LEH||HOTEL SHAMBHALA/SIMILAR||NATURE RESIDENCY||HOTEL ROYAL PALACE/SINGGE PALACE||HOTEL SHANGRILA/SINGGE PALACE||ZEN RESORT||HOTEL/SIMILAR||GRAND DRAGON/SIMILAR|
|ALCHI||DELUXE CAMP/ SIMILAR||DELUXE CAMP/ SIMILAR||DELUXE CAMP/ SIMILAR||DLX CAMP/ SIMILAR||DELUXE CAMP/SIMILAR||DELUXE CAMP/ SIMILAR|
|NUBRA||SHANGRILA CAMP/SIMILAR||SHANGRILA CAMP/SIMILAR||SHANGRILA CAMP/SIMILAR||ORGANIC CAMP/SIMILAR||ORGANIC RETREAT CAMP/ SIMILAR||ORGANIC RETREAT CAMP/ SIMILAR|
SUPPLEMENT COST FOR PER PERSON DIFFERENCE
|Transport Used||2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax|